8 Ways To Feel More Empowered

8 Ways To Feel More Empowered

Sometimes we just feel.. Meh. As if we can’t do anything right. As if everything goes wrong. Maybe we feel like a failure and as if we’ve gotten nowhere. We deserve to feel empowered, and to allow our strength to shine through, having confidence in ourselves and what we bring to the table. The only way that we can become empowered is through ourselves. Only we have that power to do that for ourselves. And when we do it enough, no one can take it away from us or make us feel small. So how do we do it? We’ve simplified empowering yourself into 8 easy steps…

Challenge Those Negative Thoughts
If you find yourself comparing, remember comparison is the thief of joy! Actively decide to challenge the negative thoughts. Ask yourself if what you’re thinking is really true. Ask yourself if you would say those things to anyone else other than yourself. It’s very likely you’ll find that you would never say those things aloud to another person, nor can you find any actual evidence that those thoughts are valid.

Positive Affirmations
When negative self talk is taking over, the best thing to do is to immediately flip the script by purposefully changing your thoughts and words. Choose words that are positive and encouraging, to bring more of that to your life. Words are incredibly powerful, and choosing to change into a positive mindset can also point out how harsh and sometimes ridiculous our negative self talk is.

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Initiate Action and Complete Tasks

Do something- anything! Even if it’s the smallest action, you will feel the impact. It can sometimes feel so overwhelming the amount of things we need to do, or feel like we need to do, in order to feel successful. Sometimes the pressure of doing those things is enough to make us paralysed by fear. So try to not focus on so many things. Focus on one thing at a time. Send an email, do a load of laundry, wash up just one cup. Even the smallest action is a step in the right direction, and is one less thing to do tomorrow.

Take Care of Yourself
We cannot pour from an empty cup. The only way we can really show up for others is looking after ourselves first. This means you can show up more fully in your life. Self care can be in so many different forms, so it can be whatever works for you. Don’t do what you think you should, do what makes you feel rested and happy. Great choices are walks in nature, meditating, reading or being crafty.

Connect With Loved Ones
When we feel low or negative, it can feel far too easy to isolate, especially if we feel tetchy, tired or as if we aren’t good enough. But human beings are social beings, and isolating will only add to these feelings. Call a friend or a family member for just five minutes, and feel the difference in your mood.

Get Clear on What You Want From Life
Sometimes self-doubt can creep in because we don’t know exactly what we want for ourselves. It’s good to take time to think about where you want to be and what you want to accomplish. Journaling and vision boards are two great ways to get a bit more clarity on what you want in life. If you’re not at all sure what you want then start simple - pick a few images and write a few sentences about what makes you happy. These are your starting points for figuring out the rest.

Do Something You Love
When you are in your element, your positive energy rises. Do something you love to do, no matter if you’re good at it or not. Exercise, art, reading, or cooking – the options are endless.

Practice Gratitude
Practicing gratitude is incredibly important - yet so many don't do it. It can be easy to forget, especially when we feel negative, what we have. In many cases, we have things that we wished for so hard. Taking time to remember why and who we are thankful for is a good way to make ourselves think about how precious life is. When we remember how precious life is, it's easier to think that we should just live it...

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